Former Ambassador Ann Wagner…Benghazi Stand Down Order Came From Obama

AnnWagner_0-220x220Congresswoman and former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg Ann Wagner (R-MO) appeared on The Dana Loesch show and placed the blame, of the stand down order to those that could have offered assistance to Americans under attack, on none other than Barack Obama.

 

 

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Loesch asked Wagner, “Because you have been an ambassador, you have been overseas with similar responsibilities and similar missions – who gives such an order to stand down? Where does that come from?”

“The President of the United States,” the Missouri congresswoman affirmed.

As top diplomat in Libya Gregory Hicks testified to on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, “The Libyans that I talked to, and the Libyans and other Americans who were involved in the war have told me also, that Libyan revolutionaries were very cognizant of the impact that American and NATO airpower had with respect to their victory.”

“They are under no illusions that American and NATO airpower won that war for them,” Hicks continued. “And so, in my personal opinion, a fast mover flying over Benghazi at some point, you know, as soon as possible might very well have prevented some of the bad things that happened that night.”

He went on to add, “if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced” — around 9:30 that night — “I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them.”

In fact, Hicks suggested that the Libyans would have granted the US permission to fly their planes directly over their airspace. “If we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced. I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them.”

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said that personnel “may not have arrived in time to save lives, but at the time the decision was made, the decision was wrong.”

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a member of the committee also said that “military personnel were ready willing and able, and within proximity, but the Pentagon told them they had no authority and to stand down.”

wrote back at the end of October of the reports coming out that there were calls for “military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights.”

We know from testimony this week that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s statement that “The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over” was not true. They did know. They knew in real time. There was no way they would not have known, but Panetta testified that Obama was simply absent on the night of the Benghazi attacks. In fact, the White House received several emails indicating what was going on and yet Obama would not authorize any help.

While Chris Stevens was appointed as a diplomat to Libya in 2007 under President George W. Bush, he was named ambassador under Barack Obama. Now stop and think about that for a moment. If Obama will just let one of his appointees, a U.S. ambassador, die at the hands of Islamists, how much do you think he cares about American citizens? I’m guessing not too much.

Over and over, this comes back to one person, Barack Hussein Obama. He is the one that over and over in his first days in office had to beat the drum that he was the “Commander-in-chief” and don’t you people forget it! Well, I say Mr. Obama needs to own up to his dereliction of duty, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

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94 Responses to Former Ambassador Ann Wagner…Benghazi Stand Down Order Came From Obama

  1. Ray donvon says:

    Why is that dickhead still in office?People in washington grow some balls and kick that jerk off out of office!!!!!!

  2. well,he saved general motors,the greatest auto co..in the fucken world,and fake christians are having f150 day in texas,after ford used extra fuels for 56 years,and turned the fucken sea to red.fuck religion too.

  3. TC says:

    I feel your anger and are very aware that Obama is lacking in anything resembling a president, but name calling, especially your references to “black turd” and “welfare checks” are targeting black folks. I agree with most you say, but you are playing in to the hands of liberals that use posts like this to make it a racial issue. They bang this drum, all the time. Obama could be the devil, but the liberals will bring it bacl to race, every time. Please be more careful with your termonology. I don’t like Obama and I am black, but you are forcing people to pick sides.

    • franklygross says:

      welfare checks are hardly racists. the fact that welfare has risen under our first half black in color president is also a fact, racism is an opinion……..

    • Chuck says:

      I am white and have to agree with you 100 % people better understand that this is not about black and white. They are trying to subjugate us all. Very intelligent post on your part. thank you!

  4. Bill B says:

    bet you Obama was having a gay time that night

  5. Dennis Habern says:

    It is time to get rid of this ugly Black Turd of a foreigner, and

    therefore, storming the White House and the Hill are in order as

    retribution for the crimes committed by this Black Muslim Mutt. Had

    the 4 Americans that he left to perish, were Muslim or Blacks, I am

    sure that he would have maintained a rescue mission. But now you

    know the rest of the story of a Commander in Thief whom cares nothing

    about we Americans since his first duy as POTUS, 5.5 years ago. All

    he cares about is using the office of the POTUS to carry out his evil

    deeds, support George Soros, the Rothschilds and Brzezinski and his

    vision of becoming the first Caliph of the Caliphate that he and his

    Moron Muslims are seeking. In addition, this Black Turd is a

    Communist, an Anarchist, a Marxist, a Socialist and a Criminal, not

    forgetting that he is also the Anti-Christ.

  6. Dave says:

    I still want to know WHERE obama and clinton were on the night of the attack. Why are they hiding this information?

    • Mac III says:

      We knew where The Commander in Chief was the next day with his little fund raiser. Of course it’s not even discussed that while he was partying, the survivors of that attack were still lying in their own pools of blood on that roof top in Benghazi for 20 some hours after the attack ended before assistance arrived. Some Commander In Chief.

  7. Critter C says:

    President and Secretary of State and Defense secretary need to be charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder and have their wealth to pay for part of the 4 men death benefits

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  9. guern says:

    I wonder if the treasonous POTUS will ever warrant impeachment.

  10. Mac III says:

    The President of The United States Of American And The Secretary Of State at the time of the Benghazi attack and the killing of American Citizens should be investigated and tried for their murders. Our government not only allowed the attack, it did nothing in the way of prevention and has spent more on resources to cover up the event than it did to prevent what happened. The so called Commander in Chief not only issued a stand down order, he also let survivors lay in their own pools of blood for 20 some odd hours after the attack before any assistance came to their aid.
    America, the people, our troops, our personnel stationed over seas in troubled areas have learned the lesson regarding where they stand and where our Government stands. We the people should have learned that lesson too. But so many haven’t and so many don’t care. Any individual that supports this President and the current Administration is proof of that.

  11. Dennis Habern says:

    Hey Moron:

    You must be an eff’n Moron, a democratic lap-dog of this miserable

    Black Turd that currently defecates the White House. By the way,

    have you ever worn the uniform, and what is your level of education?

    You are pathetic, similar to your Black hero. He’s going down,

    Einstein. Your free-stuff is over, including your welfare checks.

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  14. Elyse says:

    The power of free speech lives.

  15. truebluelou says:

    I just want to thank the lady for having the courage and integrity to speak the truth that is known to all except the liberal media and the Obama worshippers. I hope she has a bodyguard 24-7.

  16. dami says:

    This has been reported a long time ago that the stand down order can only come from the president. I expected this to be confirmed much sooner in the investigation. So when will the president be summoned to testify? We are waiting…

  17. vinny says:

    But does Luxembourg have to say about all this? LOL (sarcasm)

  18. Kit says:

    Lady!!! There were in depth inquiries!!! You are just pot stirring!!! You need to cut the crap!!!

    • Jimbolini says:

      Kit there’s no cure for stupidity you’re screwed!

    • trish64012 says:

      How many Embassies have you been to Kit? What do you do first and foremost when you enter another country as a visitor? And BTW who and when were these in depth inquires made….odd that the media never mentioned it, and there are still unanswered questions, first and foremost for the families of the four that were killed. Most people who are Obama fans come back with name calling and argumentative behavior instead of addressing or debating the issues with factual information.
      Embassies are not at ALL easy to entered. I know the media makes it sound as if you can just walked across the promenade and opened fire on the Ambassador, sitting on the veranda sipping a cup of tea, however you are sadly mistaken!!

      BTW, what have you done for your country lately to make it a better place to live in……if you were being honest, I have a pretty good idea of what your answer would be.

    • Phillip says:

      Not so. What kind of cool aid have you been drinking?

    • Oh really Kit? Are you an Air Force Pilot? Here you go, how about this from a Ret. AF Col. who has been there, done that!

      So nothing could have been done, eh? Nonsense. If one assumes that tanker support really “was not available” what about this:

      When at 10:00 PM AFRICON alerts the 31st TFW Command Post in Aviano Air Base, Italy of the attack, the Wing Commander orders preparation for the launch of two F-16s and advises the Command
      Post at NAS Sigonella to prepare for hot pit refueling and quick turn of
      the jets.
      By 11:30 PM, two F-16Cs with drop tanks and each armed with five hundred 20 MM rounds are airborne. Flying at 0.92 mach they will cover the 522 nautical miles directly to NAS Sigonella in 1.08 hours. While
      in-route, the flight lead is informed of the tactical situation, rules of engagement, and radio frequencies to use.
      The jets depart Sigonella at 1:10 AM with full fuel load and cover the 377
      nautical miles directly to Benghazi in 0.8 hours, arriving at 1:50 AM
      which would be 20 minutes after the arrival of Woods, Doherty and
      their team.
      Providing that the two F-16s initial pass over the mob, in full afterburner at 200 feet and 550 knots did not stop the attack in its tracks, a few
      well placed strafing runs on targets of opportunity would assuredly do
      the trick.
      Were the F-16s fuel state insufficient to return to Sigonelli after jettisoning their external drop tanks, they could easily do so at
      Tripoli International Airport , only one-half hour away.

    • Dave says:

      Kit — you mean the inquiries by obama’s hand picked people? Yea, I’m sure the truth was really found out by them. There are way too many unanswered questions after these “inquiries” which even you, with your limited intelligence, should have if you would stop drinking the obama hool-aid long enough to sober up!

  19. trish64012 says:

    Most people who have commented here have 1) never been at an Embassy, nor know what an Embassy provides for the American people while traveling to a foreign country, or been out of the U.S. and 2) you can continue to blame any President all the way back to the beginning of time, however they were not in office at the time of Benghazi. I don’t care what political persuasion you may be, that Embassy is there for YOUR protection and U.S. property should you be in that country, and something happens that you need to evacuate. It’s a damned shame the American people, home safe and sound without an emanate need have thrown our Ambassador under the bus, and are still busy pointing fingers as to whose fault it was that they were not protected or rescued. There is ONLY one person that could have said yea or nay, to rescue or not…….and that is Obama.

    • dainna Browning says:

      exactly right. He is the only one that has the authority to give a “stand down” to those high of military officers.

      • Robert Mull says:

        Like they said “how much do you think he cares about American citizens? I’m guessing not too much” we all know he puts the rag heads in front of Americans hell he puts anyone in-front of us. How this community organizer got elected twice is beyond me.

  20. Chip Jones says:

    Actually, it would be more helpful if we corrected out language here and stated, not that Obama issued a “stand down order”, but instead to state the he denied a request for “Cross Border Authority”. When we correct our language, the question of investigators cannot be answered with true, but misleading answers, further muddying the waters here. See my article below for backup:

    http://conservativereport.org/hey-congress-ask-the-right-benghazi-questions/

    • TB says:

      Protection of US diplomats & their embassies are priority. A Cross Border Authorazation was not needed just as it was not needed in Pakistan when the president went after Bin Laden. The embassy is sovereign United States soil..no permission needed. Nice try Chip…

  21. What a Craptastic president we have.

  22. jay says:

    How could he own up to his misjudgments? He knows not fact from fiction. We have a de facto press corps coup d’état. Our filtered news is at least as bad, and probably much worse, than the Izvestia and Tass news agencies of the old USSR.

  23. coridavid says:

    Why the media talks about Benghazi when we went to fight a war; Iraq on fabricated facts: all lies. Did you impeach Bush?
    How many people died in Iraq?
    Please look at the number…..

    • redd1958 says:

      See if you can get this through your Pea Brain!!!! Saddam had WMD’s and he used them on his own People!! We found everything to Manufacture the WMD’s after we went in!! The WMD’s were Moved to Syria before we went in!! We have Satellite Photos of them Moving them!! Assad has the WMD’s Now and has been using them on his People!!! And just exactly WHY do you Liberals always Bring up Lies and BS the MSM told about Bush in order to try and Prop that Lame Brain Obama Up?? Bush hasn’t been there in 5 Years!! And Bush isn’t an Issue anymore!!!!

      • steve says:

        You’re right.

      • Dave Emanuel says:

        redd- (sarcasm on) You are wrong. Anything and everything bad that has occurred since 2009 in George Bush’s fault and he will continue to be blamed as long a Oblamo is in the White House. (sarcasm off) Only persons with character accept responsibility for their actions..

        • naminit says:

          Dave, that is what is wrong with/in America today, ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS, to Liberals it is always someone else’s fault!!!! Bring back SELF ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!!!!!!

      • Doris says:

        You got that right !!

      • Spot on. Liberals are now resorting to Bush comments because they have no credible excuse for the things their beloved POS has been doing to OUR country. Their denial about the truth of his treasonous actions against the Constitution is astounding. They have become “useful idiots” as Joseph Stalin famously said.

      • Sally Bergmoser says:

        You are so right and if, the media would report the Truth our Country would be better off!

      • Howard says:

        Some idiots cannot comprehend the truth because they just keep drinking the kool aid given to them.

      • naminit says:

        AMEN, redd1958. It is very hard for a Liberal to accept the FACTS and face what is really going on now, not 5 years ago.

    • Jerry Nunes says:

      You are wrong, brainwashed liberal, we went to war in Iraq because of the CIA intelligence, even Miss Clinton agreed on the fact. But when the democrats found out it was better to call Bush a lair and belittle him that is what they did, and you dumb a$$ liberals went along with it. I am so sick of you damn stupid liberals…

    • Cathy says:

      Time to stop blaming Bush for this idiotic president’s bad leadership! These were our 4 Americans that COULD HAVE BEEN HELPED, but he chose not to! He is the top Commander for the military, the buck stops with him! War is never pretty, no one likes our young men & women getting killed, but at least Bush didn’t play games & kept us safe!

    • john says:

      First of all the media hasn’t talked about Benghazi. That is part of the problem. Second, All Saddam had to do to avoid attack was to turn over WMD or prove they were destroyed. He did not have them, but he did not want Iran to know that. Saddam’s buddy from France Chirac (from the oil-for-food scam) told saddam that the U.S. wouldn’t attack without U.N. approval. And that he, Chirac would vote against it. The U.S. told the U.N. we didn’t need their approval and the attack took place.

      • jay says:

        Thank You!
        1) They haven’t talked about it;
        2) They don’t talk about it; and
        3) They won’t talk about it.
        It’s now 320 days since the Gang of One went to bed while our countrymen were fighting for their lives in Benghazi. David Ubben, who fought on the rooftop of the compound with our dead Navy Seals, will testify this week. Look for it (not on ABC,NBC,CBS, or CNN).

    • Ron Wheeler says:

      Remember that it was congress with a lot of democrats including Hillary and Kerry voting to go to Iraq.. Bush Just requested permission to go. A Democratic controlled congress said yes go.

    • franklygross says:

      maybe its because Congress sent us to Iraq, might want to look up how your kool aid servers voted………

      • franklygross says:

        this shouldnt be under reply to you Ron Wheeler, it was submitted in reply to some lib blaming this on Bush wondering why the media was covering this yet ignoring Iraq and why Bush sent us there. strange that persons post is now not visible and my response ends up here.

    • franklygross says:

      maybe its because Congress sent us to Iraq, might want to look up how your kool aid servers voted

  24. Eddie King says:

    I have no doubt that is where the order should come from or that Barack would do something like that, however, why does this sound like hurry up and cut it before the next words are heard. I would not share this or forward it, it lends itself to criticism of lack of credibility that this is what Rep. Ann Wagner meant to say or that this was her intended message. It is more like we want you to believe this is what she said.

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  26. joshuasimeon says:

    Many more people died, working as embassy officials, during the Bush administration, than under Obama. Since there is no time limit on impeachment, do you think we should run a joint impeachment trial? The penalties are removal from office AND being prevented from holding any Federal office for life.

    • lilac212 says:

      Was they under the attack and Bush gave “stand down” while help was close? Did Bush went to sleep when he find out about the attacks?
      Did Bush go to a party the day after, never checking up on situation?
      Did Bush order his administration to lie to American people, to parents of those who was murdered?
      Did Bush himself went on UN and lied again, this time to the whole world?
      Many of those there already knew the truth. Guess what did they think of lying POTUS?
      You need to switch your TV station…getting too much lies there.

    • Jerry Nunes says:

      Wrong, you stupid liberal! I hate stupid liberals. Obama is a fraud.

    • Kris Langley says:

      And the office George Bush holds from which he could be removed is…. what, precisely?

    • Kris Langley says:

      You can always tell a progrodyte Kool-Ade drinker….

      …but you can’t tell him much – especially before he whines “blah blah blah Bush blah blah”

      To paraphrase from Shrillery.. “At this point, WHAT DOES [BUSH] MATTER?!”

  27. no one knew how long it would last until the last soldier was slumped over his gun, then they were out of time, NOT BEFORE….

    • Jerry Nunes says:

      “no one knew how long it would last” You do not go by that! You go save your buddies, fellow soldiers who are going to die if you do not; then you ask questions. Stupid liberal. I am a veteran, I went to the aid of my fellow soldiers without wondering why.

      • Robert Bradley says:

        I believe Jerry Lon Walker Jr. was saying the same thing. It’s not over till it’s over. You go no matter what.

  28. Doc Kimble says:

    The plan is to get Hillary and Bill back in the White House, anyway, so “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Barak will stonewall, the IRS will punish his enemies, and Hillary will be slowly brought forward by the fawning media as the architect of all that is progressively making us more and more beholden to China, who will be sold to low-information voters as America’s Best Friend Forever. Socialists care not a fig for how things get done and the ends always justifies the use of any means for them. This explains their indifference about Benghazi. People won’t have time for no TravelGate or ChinaGate, and any mention of it will be repurposed by the media as misogyny., which will assure Hillary the win. And hell is coming with her.

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  31. Ark says:

    Reminds me of what President Truman said,” the buck stops here”.

  32. Dawn says:

    I read this on another site tonight and it makes more sense than anything else I have heard on the subject:

    Why Benghazi Matters.

    By Lucius Sulla.

    When you read and listen to the coverage of Benghazi you must consider all that is presented in the context of a singular question:

    Why was our Ambassador himself attending a secret, after hours meeting away from his office at the Embassy?

    There have been many reasons given as to why the Benghazi cover-up occurred. It was a kidnapping gone bad. It was proof that the White House narrative of Islamic terrorism defeated was wrong. It was a “Fast and Furious” weapons deal that must remain buried.

    The reality is much, much worse.

    That night Chris Stevens delivered an authorization of the highest level to commence a plan that had been devised months earlier. It was a plan that only four people on earth knew the full details thereof.

    Chris Stevens, Hillary Clinton, the foreign “asset” attending the meeting – and the President of the United States.

    The Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff would have partial knowledge with relevance to their specific parts in the plot. However, full knowledge must reside with only the highest levels of power.

    Chris Stevens was sent that night to deliver the final authorization to arm, equip and mobilize Syria, Libya, Egypt and Iran with a full nuclear package to be utilized in the coming invasion and annihilation of Israel. Turkey will serve as the spearhead and command center for the Israeli operation. This is a plan in concert with the Russian and Chinese governments.

    The nuclear package is from Russia. It will be delivered from North Korea to Iran. China is to oversee the transition to Iran. From there the weapons are moved through Turkey to Syria. Syria is to use terrorist to distribute the weapons to the remaining players.

    Russian military advisors will exercise full command and control of the invasion from Turkey.

    In return here is the payout:

    China is delivered top secret aircraft carrier technology and a promise of no U.S. intervention when she exercises her newly found naval power to dominate her corner of the globe as the newest super power.

    Russia gets unlimited oil and energy reserves to regain super power status. They have also secured a promise that the U.S. will abandon its NATO obligations to defend Western Europe when Russia starts claiming its piece of the world.

    The U.S. gets assurances that Russia and China will not intervene when the White House turns on its own people. To the contrary, they have pledged military assistance if it should be found that the armed forces of the United States should fail to follow its orders. The White House will move to secure its piece of the planet.

    Or so Russia and China think.

    Understand that the primary driver behind all that we are witnessing today is an unyielding desire for power. The President seeks not to dominate the Western Hemisphere – he seeks to dominate the world. He has no intentions of relinquishing the White House save for a throne of the earth.

    Over the next few weeks I will begin to detail the full story in the headlines that continue to unfold. I will build the story and the players. There will be no mistaking what the true intention of this Administration is.

    We shall all soon know the true reason our Ambassador and three brave American had to be sacrificed.

    Ambassador Stevens was dispatched to deliver the highest level authorization – an authorization that must only come from of consular rank. Only then can the parties involved know that the President of the United States is indeed on board.

    The Ambassador must not be allowed to live once his mission is complete.

    The first rule of assassination – kill the assassin. It works for more than assassination.

  33. Richard says:

    This is the same kind of crap as the 1980′s hostages in Libya. It took how much time and how much money and how many lives to end it? Same incompetence, same political party, same results. Dead Americans. But this ” president” is too much of a coward to take responsibility for his inaction. Of course, it could all be a part of his plan! Watch out for more drone strikes! Only this time they will be at republican leaders!

  34. Don says:

    The facts seem indisputable that Obama went out of his way to put Chris Stevens in harms way and then withdrew any means of support that could have protected him or saved him. The question is why? What did Stevens know that made him a liability to this President of the United States?

  35. Catherine Albeanese says:

    This was a cover up to hide the fact that Obama is and has been supplying guns to the terrorist to bring down their present governments so they can replace it with the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Queda, and Muslims in general. This president should be impeached for war crimes among many other impeachable offenses he has committed. Wake Up People!!! We have a Muslim in the White House who hates us and our country. This is why he is destroying us every day. So far he is doing an excellent job. I hope it’s not to late

  36. Lou Brown says:

    Sarah is right. I have believed that from the first time I read how many rounds she had ordered. My mind set is to think the worst first about that woman, and she is in the tank for Obama, no matter what. So I thought that what her action would mean if I was doing it, was to keep everyone else from getting the item in question. Eventually, I would win: no bullets, no need for gun. Gun control of the sneakiest sleaziest manner. What might boomerang on her is that new businesses open to manufacture ammunition, creating new jobs. Checkmate.

    • Lou Brown says:

      For some reason I was replying to an ad on the article page about Sarah Palin and the ammunition buy outs involved in DHS gun control tricks. My error. I also enjoyed reading the Amassador lady’s proof that all orders of the nature, Stand Down, come from the CIC.
      This is Lou Brown replying to myself and apologizing for being confused .

  37. Amy Colleen says:

    The answer from Congresswoman Wagner was cut off. We can not hear her answer at all.

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